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ATV enthusiasts gather for annual Fun Run in Kanab
ATV enthusiasts from all over the western U.S. will meet in Kanab on April 29, 30 and May 1, for the annual ATV Fun Run. The Utah/Arizona ATV Club hosts this annual ride through scenic trails suitable for all levels of riders. The main event on Saturday will take riders on a unique trail with views of the white cliffs and red pinnacles.
Free guided rides will be available on Friday and Sunday as well. Participants will have endless opportunities to ride at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Peek-a-boo Slot Canyon, and Hog Canyon.
You don’t have to make reservations; just show up with your ATV at the Peek-a-boo staging area off Highway 89 north of Kanab. Meet at Noon on Friday, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Lunch will be available for purchase on Saturday for $7/person, and includes a hamburger, chips, drink and dessert.
This annual fundraising event for the club is to raise money for local projects that benefit all riders in the area. The fundraising activities will include the Fun Run, Split-the-Pot and Live Auction, so bring plenty of cash to participate.
One of the favorite annual auction items is an ATV trailer. There will be loads of gift certificates and merchandise prizes. The club is also currently selling raffle tickets for a Henry Silver Boy .22 Rifle. Tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at the Kane County Office of Tourism (78 S 100 E).
ATV riders have long been enjoying thousands of miles of ATV trails in southern Utah near Kanab. In the ATV world, Kanab has been considered one of the best kept secrets. Two major ATV companies have even photographed their catalogs and filmed their commercials in the area for several years due to the number of endless, uncrowded and diverse scenic trails in the area.
The UT/AZ ATV Club is to help fund projects to give back to the community and make riding in the area more convenient, enjoyable and safe. Visitors can now leave on their ATV’s directly from local RV parks and hotels in Kanab to the event because of a new trail system and bridge that the club funded.
All ATVs, OHVs and trail bikes are welcome to join the Fun Run. If you’d like to participate,but don’t own an ATV, there are local ATV outfitters in the Kanab area who you can make reservations with. Contact the Kanab Visitor Center for more information (435) 644-5033.